Union Boss On Taxpayers’ Dime Campaigns for Obama
We should pay attention to this story, though it is flying under the radar. It seems the feds are investigating whether a union boss who is also a government employee campaigned for Barack Obama while on the clock at a government facility. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is probing whether Ronald Demicheli improperly taped a video criticizing 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain in | Read More »
Stealing Minnesota: If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules
What is it about guys named Al trying to change election rules after the election is over? Geez. Franekn has filed suit with a favorable judge in a favorable county demanding the right to dig through rejected absentee ballots. It’s against the rules, mind you, so Franken is demanding the rules be changed. Opening up the rejected-ballot question is also a recipe for potential fraud. | Read More »
Afternoon Voter Problem Round Up
Besides the Black Panthers, we have these lovely stories: Philly is turning into a major problem spot for the election. I’m willing to bet that is intentional. It looks like some Georgians have voted twice. The Secretary of State will probably push for criminal charges. In New Hampshire the GOP has gone to court over possible voter fraud. There’s voter fraud in Minneapolis with video! | Read More »
Noises on the Ground
In Georgia: Saxby Chambliss may be able to get out without a runoff. That’s still not the odds on favorite scenario this afternoon, but he looks to be in a better position. Even if he goes into a runoff, if he is ahead by 7% or more, he is going to win the runoff. If he is 5% of less going into the runoff, Martin | Read More »
Morning, Noon, and Evening
Folks, I’m up in Washington, D.C. today at RedState HQ. Throughout the day myself and the rest of the RedState contributors are gong to be covering what’s happening on the ground, voter fraud reports, suppression reports, etc. Here’s the important thing to remember though: exit polls will be leaked at some point. The polling will be skewed to the Democrats. It always has been and | Read More »
Barack Obama Still Lying About the Heritage Foundation
Yesterday, The Heritage Foundation formally requested that the Obama campaign stop misrepresenting the organization’s views in ads touting the candidate’s tax plan. The letter notes that Barack Obama’s economic adviser has known, unequivocally, for more than a month that Heritage analyst Rea Hederman considers the candidate’s tax plan to be far inferior to that of his rival, John McCain. Obama campaign spokesperson Bill Burton has issued a wholly | Read More »
Seen those trends?
The polls narrow. And the McCain campaign claims ownership of the last 96 hours of this campaign season. In fact, among undecided voters, the largest portion is now solidifying who will get the vote. And the Obama “spread the wealth” stuff and the LA Times video suppression are just helping ratify minds as the polls narrow. Here’s what’s fun. Let’s assume the worst case scenario. | Read More »
I’ve been saying privately for a few days, and to a number of you on email, that my sense was a shift back toward John McCain. Today’s Gallup poll, along with a host of other polls, shows that. Here is the safe rule for this election: ignore the numbers, but watch the trends. The trend had been toward Obama. It is now toward McCain. Joe | Read More »
Up top one more time. Please note that I’ve added Saxby Chambliss. — Erick With only a few weeks left until election day, let’s be blunt: McCain-Palin ’08 does not seem to be making headway against the polling. McCain has one more debate in which he could, and we should hope that he does. At the same time, the Senate and House Republicans are going | Read More »
Obama campaign meets with Islamic Radicals
NBC News is reporting the Obama campaign in September had several meetings with “several controversial Muslim activists.” The meeting included Mahdi Bray, a supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas. “In a 2004 interview, he called the Israeli assassination of a Hamas spiritual leader an ‘unlawful, cowardly and dangerous act of state-sponsored terrorism.’” Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations attended. Likewise, Chicago-based lawyer Mazen Asbahi | Read More »
Palin to Michigan?
Should the McCain Campaign Send Sarah & Todd Palin to Michigan? Yes No Free polls from Pollhost.com
Good New McCain Ad
I don’t know how much play it will get, but hopefully a good bit.
Is Barack Obama Ashamed of Joe Biden?
Jeff Emanuel pointed this out right after the Palin pick. Now that both campaigns have had some time to settle, rework websites, etc., I thought it would be worth re-examining how the campaigns are treating the Veep picks. It looks very much like Barack Obama is ashamed of or embarrassed by Joe Biden. Just look at the Obama website compared to the McCain website. On | Read More »
Palin Is Not Backing Off Her “Task From God” Statement. The Media Is Because The Media Got It Wrong.
This is a silly headline from the Politico. Jonathan Martin’s title is “Palin backs off “task from God” statement.” It looks to me like the media is backing off. As characterized by the media, Palin allegedly said the troops to Iraq were on a “task from God.” But that is not what Palin said. And she is not backing off what she said. She is | Read More »
FredState at the Convention
This morning RedState and Google hosted a brunch for new media types with Fred Thompson. He gave a terrific speech. Michelle Oddis will have more later at Human Events, as will other attendees have more here. One of the great points Thompson made was comparing Palin and Obama’s experience. First, he pointed out how humorous it is that the Democrats are comparing their number one | Read More »
Our new design
In light of the Amy Sullivan article in Time magazine about the Obama as Anti-Christ meme, we thought we’d update our RedState Store with a new design. Those of you who get it, get it. Those who don’t should read the Left Behind series. And no, we don’t take this seriously, but we sure will have some fun with it. Buy it here.
Mazen Asbahi Resigns As Barack Obama’s “Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs.”
Well this won’t be too helpful for Barack “I have a funny middle name” Obama. The Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups. Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday | Read More »
Obama Surrogate Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says “Surge Was Not Effective.”
This is a stunning interview with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Just get a load of this part: CBSNews.com: But isn’t it somewhat ironic that it may be the surge that he opposed, that John McCain supported, that allows Senator Obama, if he becomes president, to begin withdrawing troops from a much more stable situation? Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Look, **the whole stated purpose of the | Read More »
The Carbon Credit Scam and the Democratic Convention
You’ve got to read this. The eastern Colorado wind turbine tapped for the Democratic National Convention’s carbon-offset program has one problem: It doesn’t generate any electricity. Convention organizers are now being questioned for their eagerness to market those credits to delegates. The DNC has contracted with Vermont-based NativeEnergy to offer delegates “Green challenge” carbon offsets to soften the environmental impact of convention travel. That money | Read More »